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Basic History, Government, and Economics Curriculum for High School or Christian College


A Basic History of the United States

Understanding the Modern Culture Wars

Basic American Government

Basic Economics

General Audience Books by Dr. Paul Cleveland


The events of our time show that too many people have graduated high school in the last twenty years without understanding our history. Ensure your students learn basic history by using Boundary Stone textbooks. These textbooks are perfect for Christian high schools, home schools, and even colleges. Historian Clarence Carson was a Vanderbilt educated PhD who capped his career by writing this series of textbooks. Dr. Carson was a mentor to economist Dr. Paul Cleveland. A few years after Dr. Carson’s passing in 2003, Dr. Cleveland began to reformat these books to bring them to another generation. Recently he finished the update of Basic Economics. An accompanying online course and teacher’s guide are also available.


Equipping Christians for over 15 Years

U.S. History I & 2

A Basic History of the United States is a six volume paperback set containing over 1500 pages covering the history of our country from the European background to 2001. It has been widely acclaimed by reviewers, readers, teachers, home schoolers.

Year 1 uses volumes 1–3 and Year 2 uses volumes 4–6.

U.S. History Individual Volumes

Western Civilization

Understanding the Modern Culture Wars should be combined with primary source readings and the final nine weeks of the year could cover chapters 3-6 or 7 of Basic American Government to lay the historical foundations for the study of government and economics next year.

Government and Economics

Basic American Government and Basic Economics can be used to cover the subjects in one year. The two books go hand in hand.

One semester of government and one semester of economics.

Course Only

Teacher’s Guide Only


Course + Textbook Bundles

General Audience Books

Books by Dr. Paul Cleveland related to how economics affects public policy.

Store Reviews

Excellent Resources

5.0 rating

As our children approached the high school age, we were wondering what resources to use for the subjects of Civics and Economics. Upon the recommendation of some close friends, we decide on Basic American Government and Basic Economics. We were not disappointed. Not only did we teach all three of our children using these books, but we opened up the class to the homeschool community in our area. This year we are starting our third time through this course which has been very well received. I appreciate the starting point of the authors which is the truths taught in the Christian Scripture. With that foundation – the foundation of eternal truths – the authors (Clarence Carson & Paul Cleveland) do an excellent job of tying the topics together as a cohesive whole, showing the results of both good and bad ideas. I am very excited to use the 4th edition of Basic Economics for the first time this year. The formatting and layout look amazing. I am guessing that the chapter review will be helpful for the students preparing for the weekly quizzes (and the teacher in preparing the quizzes). I know that was helpful when I taught through Carson’s six volume American History course.
Speaking of history, the history class last year was a great success. I wasn’t sure how it would go as this was the first time I had taught using those books. The homeschool students absolutely loved the course. The author did a superb job a referencing the Constitution throughout the books, of showing the underlying ideas that affected the course of our nation, and the foundational principles of the United States, which are rooted in the Christian worldview. For years, I have been disappointed in the lack of quality history from a Christian perspective past the Civil War era. When I learned about Carson’s history, I jumped on the idea of using that since I had been impressed with the other books I had used. I was not disappointed with this decision. I have since been promoting the history book (along with the other Boundary Stone books) to our homeschool friends.
Lastly, I would like to say that I appreciate the work of the Clevelands in keeping these books published and updated for future generations. As a homeschool dad and supporter of the homeschool community in California, I love these resources. They are a treasure that would be a shame to lose. Keep up the good work!

Brian Eschen

the importance of history.

5.0 rating

Our main job of educating our children should be to teach history from a Christian world view.
Dr. Paul Cleveland does an excellent job of presenting history in a truthful way. Great resources for you and your family.

linda mace

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